happy workplace

12 Things Happy Workplaces Have in Common

People want to be happy at work. It’s really not that complicated. What does that look like? I’m so happy you asked. Happy workplaces tend to have a few things in common. 1. People Are Free to be Human As one of my clients said so well the other day as we worked on creating a unique[…]

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How to Lose Friends and Alienate Employees

Let’s get real. All that Dale Carnegie stuff is nonsense. What we really need to talk about is how we can lose friends and alienate teammates. The reason I say this is because not only is all this “humanizing workplaces” stuff getting out of hand, but many companies still maintain structures and cultures that create[…]

employee engagement formula

My Top-Secret Employee Engagement Formula

“Not another post about employee engagement.” Hey, I don’t blame you for thinking it. If you do a Google search for employee engagement, I suspect you’ll come up with roughly 23,900,000 results. Give or take. But this post — this post will be different than almost any of those. Of that I’m quite certain. You[…]

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8 Points About People’s Potential

People power organizations. Not products. People. Prudence posits that if we peer into the pates of professionals, there are a plethora of properties particular to each person. These properties, in the presence of positive pressure, progress as people are pushed to pursue their potential. Psychologists propose that each person possesses the power to be part of propelling organizations forward.[…]